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One red leaf by Celeste Mookherjee

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I had been trying for a few weeks to capture the fiery look of young Japanese maple leaves backlit by morning sun at my local botanical garden. For whatever reason, “the look” I wanted eluded me until I tried again on a recent windy morning, held onto the stem below the foreground leaf, and shot with a wide aperture to blur the background and get a fast shutter speed. I added texture to the background to further highlight the leaf and its veins. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4.5, 1/800 sec., ISO 200) Textures courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (May 2013)

Co-winner of “Your very 1st work entered into this group” challenge in Seasons! ‘Natures Palette’ (May 2013)

Top 10 in “One red leaf” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Close up of autumn leaves” challenge in Seasons! ‘Natures Palette’ (September 2012)

Featured in DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase (5 June 2012)

Featured in The Spirit of the Season (11 May 2012)

Passionate about photography, especially nature subjects!

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My work is NOT in the Public Domain. My work is protected under U.S. and International Copyright and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, edited, altered, published, distributed, or transmitted via any medium without my express written permission IN ADVANCE. Please do NOT pin my work on Pinterest. All images are copyright ©2004-2014, Celeste Mookherjee, all rights reserved.

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  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous sharp detail agains the gentle rippling of the background.

  • Thanks very much, Maggie. I really worked to get this one!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanover 3 years ago

    Nice photo!!

  • Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful :)

  • Thanks very much, Julie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been featured in The Spirit of the Season, 12 May 2012.

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    May 24, 2012

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Fantastic Macro Abstracts by Featured Member Celeste Mookherjee!
    June 5, 2012

  • Thanks very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Simple and gorgeous, Celeste!! Love it!!

  • Sometimes simple is best – thanks very much, Laurie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Lorilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 2 years ago

    in the challenge Close up of autumn leaves

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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